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World Cup History: 5 sparkling performances that bit the dust.

World Cup History: 5 sparkling performances that bit the dust.

It’s a common belief that victory brings fame and riches. People would argue that history only reserves space for performances that fetch laurels, and rightly so. Putting his weight behind this...
Why Pepsi will always be my “Cricket drink”?

Why Pepsi will always be my “Cricket drink”?

Cricket – a sport that unites our nation irrespective of cast, class, religion or ethnicity. When it comes to cricket we’re not Sindhi, Punjabi, Baloch or Pathans, we’re all Pakistanis. And...
In It To Win It … Or Not?

In It To Win It … Or Not?

Watching Pakistan cricket team play a cricket match is like riding a roller coaster … sometimes you are at the highest level, sometimes at the lowest and most of the time you don’t know...
Whither Pakistan ?

Whither Pakistan ?

Watching the Olympics spectacle from London during the past one week, one had to sadly realize that Pakistani athletes were non-entities in this grand celebration of sports. Athletes from such...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

We, the Pakistanis love cricket, more than we love anything else. Even when we know that the team is likely to lose, or that they have committed errors that are stupid, costly and unbelievable. The...
Don’t Blame Bangladesh Team

Don’t Blame Bangladesh Team

We did so much for you, we helped you get the test status. We were the first test team that you were able to beat in an ODI. We even sent our players to your premier league. We told you time and...
Pakistan Self-Destructs against England

Pakistan Self-Destructs against England

They came, they saw and they conquered. That’s the best way to describe England’s limited overs leg of the series against Pakistan. Despite losing the test series 3-0, the English team...
The Expendables – My best ODI 11 for 2011

The Expendables – My best ODI 11 for 2011

What would life be without Cricket, and what would cricket be without the ODI’s? Miserable.  Ever since Australia and England locked horns in Melbourne for the first ODI on 5th January 1971, this...
Our Hockey Team’s Not-so-Impressive Performance

Our Hockey Team’s Not-so-Impressive Performance

Now with this much spending, Pakistan hockey team should have been stood in top 4 teams of the world, had the money...
Go on Team, Take a Bow

Go on Team, Take a Bow

In a nation where the political scene is no less than a dramatic soap opera, we need something that can distract us from it all. We need something that can make our lives a little easier to get...
Is This The Best Pakistan Side Ever?

Is This The Best Pakistan Side Ever?

The way Pakistan played in the United Arab Emirates to defeat Sri Lanka was the best way to answer critics. People wrote the greenshirts off because they have had their share of controversies, but...
The Mother of All Comebacks!

The Mother of All Comebacks!

He is the golden boy of Pakistan cricket. For 15 years, he has been making his country proud, and still Shahid Afridi has a long way to go. The all-star Pakistani gave one of the best performances of...
Thank God! It was Friday!

Thank God! It was Friday!

It was a former Sri Lankan cricketer Russell Arnold who said while doing commentary that it was impossible to beat Pakistan on a Friday. His words turned out to be true after Pakistan beat all odds...
Vinod Kambli: A Truth Too Late

Vinod Kambli: A Truth Too Late

Back at school I was taught there were four seasons in a year. Thanks to cricket, we now have a fifth and sixth as well. The fifth was in full swing during the 90’s when everyone wanted to bask in...
What Pakistan Must Do To Win!

What Pakistan Must Do To Win!

Pakistan lost the plot and the second one dayer against Sri Lanka during the ongoing series in United Arab Emirates. It was an eye-opening defeat for those who thought Sri Lanka was never ‘in it to...
Shoaib Akhtar: Negligibly Yours

Shoaib Akhtar: Negligibly Yours

Last weekend, the sporting world had been abuzz with stories and controversies about Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar’s autobiography, Controversially Yours. The book has made a lot of claims that are...
Proud Nation, Poor Athletes

Proud Nation, Poor Athletes

It was the Holy month of Ramadan in which Imran Khan’s tigers were crowned World Champions of one day international cricket in 1992. Two years later, the hockey team was crowned World Champion...
End of the Ponting era?

End of the Ponting era?

There used to be a time when the first name written down in the Australian batting order was of Ricky ‘Punter’ Ponting at No. 3 and then the rest of the slots were filled. At one time he used to...